News Western Australia to welcome interstate business travellers from mid-November By TTGmice / Posted on 2 November, 2020 17:35 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Western Australia opens up to more Australian states; Perth, its capital, pictured Western Australia (WA) is set to welcome interstate delegates back, following premier Mark McGowanâ€™s announcement today that the Stateâ€™s border will move to a â€˜controlled borderâ€™ from November 14, 2020. Visitors from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory, which are considered â€˜very low riskâ€™ areas (no community cases for the past 28 days) will be allowed to travel into the State, and will no longer be required to self-quarantine. Western Australia opens up to more Australian states; Perth, its capital, pictured Those travelling from New South Wales and Victoria will be allowed to enter Western Australia but will have to isolate for 14 days in a suitable location on arrival. Business Events Perth chief executive Gareth Martin welcomed the announcement, and said it would give a huge boost of confidence to event organisers to plan their next business event in WA. This move is also critical to the local industryâ€™s recovery and Western Australiaâ€™s broader economic recovery. Business events are already underway in WA, following the success of the local Event Here Now campaign, aimed at supporting the industry and getting Western Australians meeting and collaborating again. Martin shared that since the Event Here Now initiative was launched in August, the state has supported more than 50 business events and brought more than 18,000 locals together to connect, collaborate and share ideas and knowledge. A further 47 State-based events are currently under development. Through the Event Here Now initiative, Business Events Perth is offering event organisers up to A$30,000 (US$21,019) in sponsorship for new business events. Events that attract considerable numbers of in-person attendees from outside of the State are eligible for higher levels of funding.